Saturday, March 04, 2006

The Homeschooling Community Mourns

A homeschooling mom from the Ambleside Online email list died last week during a c-section for her fifith child. This has been shocking and sad news to the homeschooling community. Please pray for her family and friends as they deal with her loss. And if you would like to contribute to the family there is information about doing so and more details here in this post .
The internet has created a new strain of friendship. Many of us have never met each other but through our emails and blogs we truly feel as if we know each other to some extent. We help each other immensely with encouragement, helps, and ideas for educating and raising our children. Missey was no exception. Even on the day of her death, she was giving of herself. Missey's blog is here and many people are pouring in their prayers and love through the comments on her last post.
Here is another really great post by Pattycake that reminds us the Grace of God will be with us in times like these.
***Update - Check the links at Pattycake's site for posts which include accounts of the funeral and also Missey's obituary.


Headmistress, zookeeper said...

I don't think I've told you lately how much I appreciate you and the contributions you've made to our little corner of the online world. I hope you know how much you are appreciated.
I also want to thank you daughter again for the beautiful figurines of the reading family.

MamaLion said...

Aw, thanks. You and your family mean more to me than you know. Starting this blog was a little scary, but you guys are a constant inspiration! You all opening up your lives to all of us is an incredible blessing.